13/09/2019

Fingerprint drug testing hits the headlines in Brazil after pilot by city police force

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Fingerprint drug testing hits the headlines in Brazil after pilot by city police force

By Dr Paul Yates, Intelligent Fingerprinting

Police and the Department of Traffic for the Brasilia Federal District in Brazil have completed a trial of Intelligent Fingerprinting’s fingerprint drug test system on the capital’s streets. The news was reported on Brazil’s major TV news channels Jornal Nacional national TV news, SBT as well as key press including: Agencia Brasil, Metropoles, Band News, Correio Braziliense.

Rodrigo Silveira of Intelligent Fingerprinting partner Orbitae said: “The fingerprint drug tests – using the portable Intelligent Fingerprinting cartridges and reader – took place in the streets of Brazil’s capital, Brasilia. The pilot created a great deal of interest and was covered by major national media. We have further trials planned with the Brazilian police throughout September in a number of other major cities including Recife, Belem and Sao Paulo.”

Thanks to its portability and non-invasive approach, the Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System provides a hygienic and convenient drug test that can be easily implemented to support random or unannounced testing. A small, tamper-evident drug screening cartridge is used to collect the fingerprint sweat sample. The Intelligent Fingerprinting portable analysis unit then reads the cartridge and provides a positive or negative result on-screen for multiple drug groups simultaneously in ten minutes. More info here – ‘Video – Introducing Fingerprint Drug Testing

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